The wife of Senator Ekweremadu, Beatrice, has been granted bail by a court in London while the Senator remains in custody.
Recall that the Ekweremadus were arrested and brought before the London Court over allegedly trafficking a minor from Lagos to the UK to harvest his organs.
The couple was arrested in June for facilitating the travel of one David Ukpo Nwamini to the UK to harvest his kidney for their daughter.
Ekweremadu appeared in court with his wife on the 7th of July but the case was inconclusive and adjourned to the 4th of August with both of them still in London police custody.
In a statement given on Monday 25th of July, the Common Serjeant of London, Judge Richard Marks, revealed that he had granted Beatrice bail but has refused to bail Ike Ekweremadu.
“The position is that I have granted bail to Beatrice subject to some fairly stringent conditions but I have refused bail to Ike,” said Judge Richard.
The Senator’s wife is charged with arranging or facilitating the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, between August 1 last year and May 5, under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Senator Ekweremadu on the other hand is charged with conspiracy to arrange or facilitate the travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.